Channel: Muiz Bukhary
Virtual Friday Reminder
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Salam Alaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh Bismillah al Rahman al Rahim al hamdu Lillahi Rabbil alameen wa salatu wa Sallim wa ala Ashraf, Colombia you will meet Celine Nabhi Gina are Habibi, now karate Are you Nina Mohammed Ebony Abdullah alayhi wa Allah Allah He was happy after the Salah to Adam with asleep in my bed.
My dear brothers and sisters, we begin by praising Allah subhanho wa Taala. We ask him the Almighty, the Lord of all worlds the exalted for his help. We asked him for his help, we asked him to open those of blessings for us. We asked him to establish stability, we asked him for peace, we asked him for prosperity. And on this Friday, we asked him to send his choices of blessings and salutations upon the final messenger, our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa early he was a lamb, his family members, his companions and all those who tread upon his path with utmost sincerity until the day of karma.
Many brothers and sisters in Islam, I begin this reminder,
advising myself, admonishing myself first and then all of you all, tuning in from different parts of the country from different parts of the world, to bring in a life of taqwa.
And that is to be conscious of Allah subhanho wa Taala, to be conscious of our maker. And we must strive to do this, we must strive to inculcate this in every second of our lives, where we are constantly conscious of our maker, the fact that we are slaves unto him subhanho wa Taala. The fact that he is all knowing the fact that he is all seeing, he is aware of every single action of ours, every single statement of ours, every single thought that permeates into our minds we need to we need to build this this sense of awareness, if we wish to attain victory and success in this in this world as well as the hereafter in this life as well as the next May Allah subhanho wa Taala make us
all from the people of taqwa and make him make us from the victorious and successful ones I mean,
media brothers and sisters. In today's short reminder, I'd like to share
a prescription for success.
A very powerful prescription.
Today when we look around, we see that we are drowning. We're drowning,
in calamity after calamity,
trial after trial, challenge after challenge difficulty after difficulty.
mela is of affairs I mean,
I would like to remind you of an idea or two, a hadith or two in this regard.
So we have in Surah two room which is the 30th chapter. I am number 41 our maker subhanho wa Taala he says, though, however I do feel bad we will
be my guess I bet Aiden is Lee Kong whom the Emmylou Lula I love homeo jell o and
verhaal facade do feel bad or evil by facade and facade can be translated as corruption
mischeif oppression has spread Phil berry will bow on land and sea.
Why why Bhima Casa but at nasse as a result of what people's hands have done.
See when you look around you see these
challenges these difficulties.
The problems that we are in Suppan allow one thing after the other. It's distressing.
It's hard, it's difficult.
Or make us a panel with Allah He reminds us it is because of what you have done.
Because of what our hands have earned,
and then Allah says it's because of what their hands have earned, they are facing all of this leads to the poor home bow gala the army loo so that Allah subhanho wa Taala may cause them to taste darker in the Arabic language Li you the call home to taste. So now we are tasting the consequences of some of their deeds.
Laila whom he or she own, and perhaps after facing the consequences, they might return their job and they might return to Allah subhanho wa Taala they might return to the right path.
The words of the messenger salallahu alayhi wasalam. And just before that, and sort of to szura which is the 42nd chapter and number 30. America he says, One, I saw a
meme mosey bam, that'd be my guess I bet ad gone another idea. And whatever affliction befalls you, whatever affliction masiva. See, by is a familiar word. You have it in the Arabic language you have it in Urdu, if I'm not mistaken as well masiva and at times, even in colloquial languages, you have it in my own country we refer to affliction and difficulty with masa. So mostly about whatever masiva whatever affliction
afflicts you or befalls you for democracy, but it can it is because of what your own hands have committed. It is because of what your own hands have committed.
Why are for an Cathy's and then Allah subhanho data he goes on to say after After establishing that Allah says, and he as Virgil he subhana wa dalla, he forgives a lot. He pardons much.
Now we have the words of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam, the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam he states and this hadith is recorded on the book of Imam but imagine Rahim Allah
and Abdullah bin Omar rhodiola one whom I call Kabbalah, Elena Rasulullah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam a call so one day Abdullah bin Ahmad de la he says that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu sallam, he came to us, and I'm paraphrasing the narration goes along the lines of these words he says that the Prophet sallallahu Sallam said, Yeah, Marshall mohajir in Omaha June.
There are five things with which you will be tested. And I seek refuge I seek the protection of a lot less you live to see them luck. Five things, the words of the prophets that allamani minimalism.
Number one, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam he says immortality never appears amongst people to such an extent that they are committed openly once people start to commit immorality openly far harsher, immorality, indecency. obscenity, in the form of words in the form of actions in the form of how they carry themselves. Today, my dear brothers and sisters, look around what do you see? Do we not see morality? Do we not see in decency? Do we not see obscenity? vulgarity? lewdness? Is this not what we see around us. The minute this becomes the order of the day, the minute this starts to prevail. The messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam says, plagues and diseases that were never known
amongst the people of the past will spread amongst them.
The professor Allison then goes on to say they do not cheat in Weights and Measures.
But they will be stricken with famine, the minute people start to play around with weights and measures now what do we mean when we say Weights and Measures it can be in a very traditional setting where you have a merchant who is selling things at today when you go to the market. What happens when you want to buy meat when you want to buy fish when you want to buy chicken when you want to buy vegetables? You have?
You have methods of measuring
tools to measure your weighing scales, perhaps in kilograms, perhaps in bounds. The minute they start cheating one another in that regard, deceiving one another in that regard, and do we not see that becoming the order of the day?
My dear brothers and sisters be it in a traditional setting or in these lofty corporate structures. Do we not see deceit and cheating becoming the order of the day? The prophets lie Selim says the minute they start doing that they will be stricken with famine constraints.
difficulty, economic difficulties, family in hunger, poverty, my dear brothers and sisters in Islam
is this not becoming the order of the day?
The Prophet sallallahu Sallam then goes on to say, there will be stricken with famine, they will be stricken with hunger poverty, they will be stricken with severe calamity, and they will also be stricken
with being oppressed.
So, as you can see all of this is happening.
The proper syllogism goes on to say,
and when they begin to withhold the Zakah of their wealth
to do charity that they're supposed to give out Zakat mandatory the obligatory charity of their wealth, then what will happen, rain will be withheld from the sky, and worried not for the animals, no rain would fall on them at all. No rain would fall on them at all. So as you can see, my dear brothers and sisters, this hadith clearly outlines what the point that we wanted to establish at the beginning of this reminder that it is through the actions of our own hands that we have to face repercussions. It's a lengthy Hadith that goes on to dictate things. And in that Hadith, the team is clearly understood my dear brothers and sisters, that it is through the actions of our own hands,
that weaves we face, severe repercussions May Allah ease our affairs I mean, so many brothers and sisters, this should serve as a reminder, if not now, when are we going to turn to Allah subhana wa dallah seeking His forgiveness, mending our ways?
Why do we still persist upon the wrongdoing that we are committing? Why do we still cheat one another? Why do we still lie to one another? Why are we still selfish?
Why are we just trying to fulfill our own agendas? Why?
Despite seeing all these signs, and despite having the revelation in front of us, guiding us like a shining light? Why are we not mending our ways? Why are we not crying and to our maker for Him to forgive us of our sins?
The more we become shackled by our sins. it drags us down to the depths of darkness like a heavy anchor.
Once a man goes to Alabama Vitaly but the last one, the son in law of the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
He goes to him and he says yummy. I mean, yeah, I mean, meaning in me for the hareem to salata belay
indeed I have been deprived of prayer at night. I find it difficult to turn to Allah I find it difficult to pray. I find it difficult to read the Quran and finding it difficult overall to do good deeds in the hurry to salata be led in this particular narration at least is focusing on the night prayer
in the hotel room to salata belay
for Karla ameerul momineen ano de la when he says, and Roger loon called the caja that go to Nobu
and Roger en cada kya that cousino book,
you are a man
your sins have shackled you your sins have burdened you your sins have tied you down and the Roger alone can get that Kathy no book idea brother media sister if you're finding it difficult to pray, and Roger alone for the idea that no book called the year that no book your sins have shackled you you're finding it difficult to read the Quran called the death curse. You know a book called The idea that Kedah know buki your sins have shackled you my dear brother, your sins have shackled you my dear sister. You're finding it difficult to give out charity your sins have shackled you you're finding it difficult to give out your zecca your sins have shackled you you're finding it difficult
to turn to Allah your sins have shackled you.
So it's high time that we realize this it's high time that we mend our ways and purify ourselves our hearts.
What does the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam say when talking about the heart and when talking about since and Be Heard or the Allah one another sort of Allah He said a lot while he was said lemme call Abu huraira Abu huraira the Allahu anhu he says that the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is report to have said in El Mina, either as never
when the believer commits a sin
What happens qanat nuke that tune soda fee can be
a black spot appears on his heart for in tabber. If he were to make Toba if he were to mend his ways if he were to turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala for entire when is that for entire one as our Stouffer if he were to make Toba if he repents and if he were to give up the sin, if he were to seek the forgiveness of Alliance, Virgil supalen, Colorado, his heart will be polished or polish. But on the other hand, for in zada if he were to increase, if the sin were to increase, then the black spots increase. And then he goes on to say that is the Ron the word Ron that Allah subhanho wa Taala mentions in his book and then the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam went on to read the ayah
kelab L. Ron kulu being him, Gan o z Bo and Kela Bell Ronna ne but on their hearts is the ron ron as in the covering of sins and evil deeds, be Meccano Allah Kuru be Hema Can we say born, which they use to earn, the Ron has covered their hearts. Many brothers and sisters in Islam, if you feel your heart heavy, if you feel your heart dark, if you feel that your heart is not receptive, if you feel that your heart does not want to turn to Allah Subhana Allah you must know that you're being burdened by sins, you must mend your ways. You must turn away from those sins, you must give up those sins and turn to him subhanho wa Taala and he is the most forgiving, the Most Merciful. He is
waiting for us to turn to Him. And and this turning to him this concept in our Deen it's a beautiful concept, a beautiful one. It is known as Toba Toba to purify our hearts. Why because to purify our hearts to purify ourselves, why is this so important? We have Heidi's were the Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam is a reporter have said, Allah we're in the field just at the Modify. If you look at the earlier Hadith, the one that I mentioned with regards to the blackspots forming on the heart or heart of an individual. Now, why is this so scary? Why is this so problematic? Because the prophets Allah, Allah cinemas reporter have said in another Hadith, and this one, the one that I
mentioning is in the Book of Mormon Bukhari, or haima, Allah, the Prophet says, Allah in the field, just the Moldovan that were really indeed in the body, there is a piece of flesh, either solo, Han Solo has just said, Dooku. If that piece of flesh is upright, if that piece of flesh is sound, then the entire body is upright, the entire body is up. His sound, on the other hand, is first that first of all, just Dooku if that piece of flesh is corrupt, if that piece of flesh goes bad, if that piece of flesh is evil and dark, then the entire body goes bad, the entire body is corrupt, the entire body becomes evil, and then he sallallahu alayhi wa sallam goes on to say Allah He called and that
piece of flesh is the heart.
That piece of flesh is the heart.
In another Hadith, the Prophet sallallahu Sallam is reported to have said Abdullah, Abdullah bin amor de la when he reports
I asked the Prophet of Allah, he had a sort of law or messenger of Allah, Who are the best people who are the best people. The Messenger of Allah sallallahu Sallam then responded, they are those or the one who the best people in other words, the one who is from the best people is the one with the heart swept clean
and truthful in speech.
So then they went on to ask the Prophet of Allah Yasuda, we know truthfully in speech we understand that but what is what what is meant by a heart swept clean, and the Prophet sallallahu alayhi wa sallam went on to explain that it is a heart that is mindful of Allah and pure in which there is no sin, no aggression, nor any envy. And then we asked the messenger, Yasser Allah who shows a sign of this particular heart, and then the prophets lie Selim responds, the one who hurt who hates worldliness and loves the hereafter.
The one who hates worldliness and loves the hereafter. And then they said yet also Allah who shows a sign of it they go on to ask the Prophet sallallaahu Selim and the Prophet responds, me known fee holo pain has been a believer with good character, a believer with good conduct.
So as you can see, my dear brothers and sisters, it is of utmost importance that we work on this
So before I conclude, I'd like to touch on the concept of Toba.
What did we say earlier on the Toba is a beautiful concept, a beautiful concept where Allah subhanho wa Taala is waiting for us to turn to him, so that he may forgive our sins. So it is upon us
to seize that opportunity and turn to him. However many times we fall returned to him subhanho wa Taala we keep turning to him. subhanho wa Taala. The scholars of the past mentioned that once it was asked,
for from the little the laquan who again, or the grandson of the Prophet Sal is no hassle, or Hussein or the last one I don't recall exactly.
was asked, isn't the servant of a lie? Is it the slave of Allah, ashamed of sinning and then repenting and then sinning again? And then repenting and sinning, repenting? This whole cycle of sinning and repenting, sinning and repenting? Is the servant of Allah not ashamed?
As in should he not feel ashamed and, and, and and how can he face Allah? How can he turn to Allah? I mean, he's sitting, he repents, and then he goes back to say, Now how can he turn to Allah?
The Sahaba are the one who responds, this is exactly what she wants. He wants you to feel this way so that you give up so that you lose hope in the mercy of Allah you lose hope you do you despair, and you turn away and you stop turning to Allah subhana wa Tada. This is exactly what he wants. Never stop making repentance. Regardless of however many times you fall, never stop making repentance.
Many brothers and sisters, for our Toba to be wholesome for our Toba to be wholesome. Number one, you need to be sincere we need to work on being sincere unto Allah subhanho wa Taala that there are a lot I'm turning to you sincerely. Allah forgive me of my sins. I am a weakling. We are all weaklings, are we not? I'm a weakling Yeah.
I'm so weak, I keep slipping. I keep fumbling. I keep making mistakes. I'm trying. But I can't curb my desires. I can't control myself. My heart. It's it's on a rampage. I can't seem to bring it under control. You're a lot. Open your heart out and to him subhanho wa Taala. And to your Lord, the Almighty, the one who is waiting for you to turn to him. You have this divine link of the law of Salah to turn to him to pour your heart out. So what are you waiting for? What are you waiting for? Raise your hands and converse with your Lord
I'm sincere in my intention to turn to you so you need to be sincere. number one. Number two, there needs to be this burning regret within.
My dear brothers, my dear sisters
before we are put
into the fire of jahannam.
To be burned for our mistakes and our sins May Allah protect us from the blazing fire of jahannam let the fire of regret burn in your heart.
Let the fire of regret burn in your heart. Let it let it cleanse you of the sins. We all know i mean if you were to touch our own hearts, it's not something that you have to come out and, and expose. It's between you and Allah but we all know of the mistakes that we have committed, that we are committing and even sins that we may have planned to commit May Allah protect us we all know.
So let us let us be sincere with Eliza let us be truthful to ourselves and unto our maker. So let us be sincere number one and number two, it is regret. We need to regret your lie. I have fumbled I've made mistakes I have regret sincerely I regret.
That's condition number two. So condition number one, sincerity, condition number two, regret. And think think of the example of letting the fire of regret burn in your heart.
That will help you to fulfill condition number three, to give it up.
don't persist. And like I said at the beginning you may slip again. But at this point at the point that you feel you want to turn to Allah then you must give up.
it's it's easier said than done. Because it depends on the sin. It depends on the sin. And like I said each and every one of us we know
at times can be some
Something very minor.
At times it can be a minor one that is consistent that leads to it becoming equivalent to a major sin a times it can be a major sin. May Allah protect us from sins. I mean, I mean as you can see the repercussions of sins are evil. And and we are all having to face the negative repercussions. Look at the words of the messengers that allow anybody Miss moraine is being withheld. calamity is one after the other. They keep cascading down.
So if we want all of this to stop, we must turn to him subhanho wa Taala. So my dear brothers and sisters,
it does remind ourselves number one, sincerity number two regret. Number three, give it up.
Number four, you need to have this firm resolve at the point of making Toba you must have this firm intention this firm, resolve slash determination to avoid going back into that same pit of sin
or bits of sense, you must have the firm resolve in your heart firm determination you can't dilly dally, you can't be wishy washy. You can't be like a stick in the mud. No, you need to have this firm as them in the Arabic language, this determination not to this determination to mend your ways and not go back to what you were doing in terms of angering your Lord subhanho wa Taala.
condition number five, you must turn towards this concept of Toba while it is still valid, in other words, whilst you are still able to do so and and there are two situations in which it would not be considered valid What are these two situations situation number one is at the time of death and the time of death and once the whales have been lifted. And now when you can see this world for what it truly is. We've been told
reminder after reminder, but we choose to forget all of that we choose to tune out, tune away or tune out from all those reminders. But when that
arrives at its appointed time kulu neffs in that effort will mount every social inevitability test that I named the kuno you Derek human mouth wherever you may be that will reach you Welcome to Raja Masha, even if you are to be in a fortified tower, may Allah make our our endings beautiful I mean
before that, because once that arrives, once that knocks at your door, now it's too late. There's no running away from it. You won't even be given a millisecond or even if there is something
worthy of mentioning that is smaller than that of time
to do anything at the appointed time, death will arrive and at that juncture My dear brothers and sisters, Toba will not be accepted as is established through the Quran and the Sunnah of the messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam.
And the second instance is that this needs to be done before as per the Hadith in Bukhari before the sun rises from the west. Now what is the significance of the sun rising from the west? Abu huraira or the Allahu anhu he makes mention
Allah messenger sallallahu alayhi wa sallam report to have said, the hour will not be established until the sun rises from the west, as in the sun rising from the west is from the major science related to the Day of Judgment a doomsday. So the Prophet says, the day of judgment will not be established until the sun rises from the west. And when the people witness it, and when the people see it,
then whoever on the surface of the earth
will have faith.
And that is the time when belief will be of no benefit to a soul that did not believe before this. So this Heidi, and there are other ahaadeeth as well that clearly state My dear brothers and sisters, that this needs to be done before the sun rises from the west when the sun rises from the west the doors of Toba Selby shall be slammed shut and Toba will not be accepted. Because this sign is going to be such a great phenomenon. We are all going to witness it.
If we are to be alive at that juncture.
May Allah ease things for us. So my dear brothers and sisters in Islam, I hope this reminder was of benefit.
with every passing day we're getting closer and closer to death as well as the day of karma
thought about this Allah says in the in the Koran The hour has drawn near.
So let us prepare ourselves in terms of mending our ways, turning over a new leaf, purifying ourselves, purifying our hearts working on improving our connection with our maker, improving our prayer, improving our Salah, improving the reading of the Quran giving out more charity. All of these good deeds My dear brothers and sisters, but it'd be established earlier on through since we're asking for trouble. But by turning to Allah in Toba by increasing our good deeds, you want an action plan, increase your good deeds by increasing your good deeds. You are going to open doors of blessings, you are going to open doors of prosperity. By sins increasing you are asking for trouble.
So many brothers and sisters in Islam it has mend our ways let us turn to Allah subhanho wa Taala it does make a lot of Doha, it has asked a lot for ease that has work on ourselves.
There are you know, you want to see change in the world. And as the famous quote goes become the change that you want to see in the world you need to change yourself first. We need to work with changing ourselves working on ourselves working on our hearts.
So let us do that without any further ado. With that I conclude this reminder. I hope it was of benefit. And whatever
was right in what I said is from Allah subhanho Medina. I said anything wrong they made mistakes, it is from me and Shetland and I seek refuge and ally seek the protection of Allah from the accussed shaytan We ask Allah subhanho wa Taala to forgive us our sins we ask him to accept our good deeds. We ask him to help us
to stick to that which is right for the teachings of the Quran and the beautiful So enough our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa sallam do share the video around so that others can benefit as well. I look forward to talking to you all in another video in sha Allah. It's a Friday to send excessive blessings and salutations upon our beloved prophet muhammad sallallahu alayhi wa alayhi wa sallam Allahumma salli ala Muhammad wa ala Ali Mohammad kamasan late Allah Ibrahim Ali Ibrahim, well Berdych, Allah Mohammed wila early Muhammad come about Allah Ibrahim Ibrahim in the Hamid Majid desert como la Hydra was Selam Aleykum rahmatullah wa barakato.